Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, good food, New Moon, tether ball, and warmer weather. We traveled a good 12, should be 10, hours to Oklahoma where my sister lives, to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was loads of fun. It has also been nice to reflect on the things I am most grateful for, and I find that each year brings new things to be grateful for.

A few things I am grateful for that are unique to this year are: a husband that eats leftovers (he has always eaten leftovers, but I'm noticeably grateful for it this year), an active toddler, a washer and dryer, a car and its seat warmers, family, old and new friends, Skype, missionaries, temples, neighbors willing to babysit, great books, uninterrupted showers, Aldi's, and public libraries.

Above all, and everyday, I'm grateful for my wonderful husband. I can't live without him. I love everything about him and this love grows greater and stronger each day. I'm so grateful for Henry, that I get to wake up to his chatter, spend my days with him, and sing him to sleep each night. I'm grateful for Jesus Christ and the peace and joy that His gospel brings.

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving.

On another note, regretfully I don't take many pictures on trips simply because I forget, but I did take a few videos of us traveling.

Henry was a pretty good traveler, and for a few minutes this is what he did.
video
Reading National Geographic for Kids
He's looking at a picture of a ball ("umball", "gaball", "gumball")

video
Playing with finger puppets

For the rest of the time he was either talking or singing to himself or watching videos on a mini DVD player. (You can see a pile of toys we had gone through. It takes a lot to entertain a little one for 12 hours!) We reintroduced his Binky to get him to sleep--he doesn't sleep in the car very easily--and although I was very hesitant to give him his Binky it worked like a charm when he needed to sleep and he doesn't even care for it at all anymore. Todd and I listened to a book on tape, The Firm by John Grisham, which made driving time pass quickly, and wow, it was intense.

Again, hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving, and we can't wait to see you for Christmas (if you live in Provo)!!

2 comments:

Lindsey said...

I am grateful for Aldi too! I LOVE Aldi.

The Garcias said...

Hey When are you coming? We'd love to see you for a minute if you have time! You can call me if you want or send me an email kelinda_vaugn@hotmail.com
801-368-4364
or write on my wall.
Loved all the pics and videos. Henry's so big!